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Poster: vapors Date: Jan 10, 2013 2:54pm
Forum: audio Subject: Re: WAV Files

As Jeff States: "the player does not support use of use WAV files."
(but) I notice that when a WAV file is included in the uploaded files, clicking on it (pc here) will open media player and play the song...

I have found that this can serve a purpose, but so as not to get off track here:

If you want the files to appear in the player and be accessible for others to download, and just as an ordinary way of sharing on archive, it is best to convert your files to FLAC, and upload those, along with an ffp or md5 file that is easily created in Trader's Little Helper. Then be sure to "populate" and the archive will automatically derive the appropriate derivatives so the files appear in the player.

This post was modified by vapors on 2013-01-10 22:54:54

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Poster: TheGreenLama Date: Jan 10, 2013 3:39pm
Forum: audio Subject: Re: WAV Files

Thanks for the tips. As a test, I just uploaded a single short WAV file alone, without any other file types, and the archive derived Flac, VBR MP3, and Ogg Vorbis. It appears that when WAV files are uploaded as part of larger group, which includes different files types (e.g. MP3's), no derivatives are made, however, this is just a guess.

At present I have only an old computer and OS which leaves me few options for manipulating files. I wasn't aware of Trader's Little Helper. In future, I will make use of this.

Thanks all.

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Poster: DFJustin Date: Jan 16, 2013 11:04pm
Forum: audio Subject: Re: WAV Files

If you upload some files and create a new item, it should generate derivatives for all of the files there at the creation. However if you then add additional files to the item it does not seem to trigger a derive for those. However you can do this yourself by clicking Edit Item at the bottom left of the item page, choosing "change the information", clicking the "Item Manager" link at the top of the page, and then clicking the "derive" button. (I think this is available to non-admins.)